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Massachusetts Treasurer Deborah Goldberg says her parents, former Stop & Shop executives, stand with union workers

A lot has changed since the Deborah Goldberg’s family opened the first Economy General store in Somerville a century ago. The company, now called Stop & Shop, has more than 400 stores across the Northeast. It’s no longer run by the Rabinowitz/Rabb family in Massachusetts, but instead is owned by a E


Worcester County Sheriff’s deputy struck while conducting traffic stop

WORCESTER CO., Md. – A Worcester County Sheriff’s Deputy was struck by a passing vehicle while conducting a traffic stop Wednesday night. According to police, the incident happened just before 10 p.m. on Route 90 near Route 589. While the deputy was out of the patrol vehicle, a passing vehicle hit t


‘This is a disgrace’: Here’s what Mass. politicians are saying after the redacted Mueller report was released

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, albeit redacted, was released Thursday morning, and Massachusetts politicians were quick to criticize the redactions as well as Attorney General William Barr.


Webster’s 1Q net climbs

Waterbury super-regional lender Webster Financial Corp. posted higher first-quarter profits. For three months ended March 31, the parent of Webster Bank and Wisconsin's HSA Bank, said Thursday it netted, after preferred dividends, $97.5 million, or $1.06 a diluted share, up from $78.1 million, or 85


Massachusetts Doctor Arrested for Paying 14-Year-Old for Sex

A Massachusetts doctor is facing charges for allegedly paying a 14-year-old boy for sex. Sujan Kayastha, 37, was arrested following a four-month investigation by the Attleboro Police Department. Authorities initiated the investigation after they received information that an Attleboro boy had been se


Lawmakers want hearings on Mueller report

BOSTON — Members of the state's congressional delegation are calling for hearings following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election.


Rapper failed to show for concert because he was arrested out of state, police say

BOSTON — Boston police are investigating after a brawl broke out outside the House of Blues on Lansdowne Street. Rapper Kodak Black was scheduled to perform two shows at the House of Blues, but he never appeared.


Bad Bunny to perform at Webster Bank Arena

Bad Bunny will perform on Oct. 26 at the Webster Bank Arena, 600 E. Main St., Bridgeport. The show is a part of the exclusive partnership between Webster Bank Arena and Mohegan Sun’s Entertainment team.


East Boston woman fatally struck by MBTA bus in Chelsea

CHELSEA, MASS. (WHDH) - A 60-year-old East Boston woman was struck and killed by an MBTA bus at an on-ramp to the Tobin Bridge in Chelsea on Thursday. Officers responding to the Everett Avenue on-ramp around 5:40 a.m. pronounced Mary Ellen Pettiglio dead at the scene, according to state police.


Uxbridge soil broker Pat Hannon found guilty of fraud

UXBRIDGE - Soil broker Patrick J. Hannon, his company Agritech Inc., and his son Patrick’s company RHR LLC were found guilty in January by a jury in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn of breaching a contract and committing fraud in a business deal related to operation of the Rolling Hills Habitat Re


John Cena, WWE icon and Massachusetts native, eyed to star in ‘Suicide Squad’ sequel

WWE wrestler John Cena is in talks to star in the followup to the superhero blockbuster “Suicide Squad.”. The West Newbury native and Springfield College graduate would join Margot Robbie and Idris Elba in the sequel to the 2016 Warner Bros. box office hit, Variety reported.


Massachusetts Near Bottom When It Comes To ‘Tax Freedom,’ Think Tank Says

The symbolic date when Massachusetts residents are said to start working for themselves instead of merely paying their tax burden to government is coming up next week, according to an organization that tracks taxes.


E.O. Smith Student Accused Of Dealing Drugs On School Bus

STORRS, CT — An Ashford teen is accused of dealing drugs on a school bus carrying students from E.O. Smith High School, state police said. Timothy Russ, 18, was arrested on Monday, state police said. He was charged with the sale of a narcotic substance, the sale of a controlled substance within 1,50


Former Kent ER nurse wins battle over union dues

Nine years ago, Kent Hospital emergency room nurse Jeanette Geary didn’t want to be a union member, but her co-workers voted to join the United Nurses and Allied Professionals (UNAP). Even as a non-member of the union, she and others who also opposed a union at the hospital were required to pay cert


Meriden's Thompson Chocolate is ready for Easter

MERIDEN, CT (WFSB) - Easter is just a few days away and many people are heading to store across the state to pick up some sweet treats. Channel 3 headed to Thompson Chocolate in Meriden on Thursday.


Man Shot In The Gut In Worcester: Police

WORCESTER, MA — Worcester police are looking for the people who shot a man in the stomach on Tuesday night and drove away. The man was treated by paramedics and taken to a nearby hospital, according to police.


When Kodak Black didn’t show up to a Boston show, police had to disperse an ‘unruly’ crowd

A reported sexual assault summoned Boston police to the House of Blues music venue Wednesday night, but then officers also had to help break up a crowd of about 1,000 people who became “unruly” when they found out rapper Kodak Black, slated to perform, was a no show, officials said.


Opioid crisis in Massachusetts: Where we've been and where we're going

The death totals may be down compared to previous years, but the opioid crisis continues to kill. "People show up for treatment on Friday, don’t come on Tuesday, and then we find out later they died over the weekend,” said Dr. Genie Bailey, a psychiatrist who heads both the research department and m


Bay Path softball team in Charlton rallies around its senior captain Trish King as she battles leukemia

CHARLTON — Trish King surprised her parents — a little bit — when she went out for the football team and played tight end for Bay Path Regional Vocational as a sophomore.


Charges dropped against relatives of teen fatally shot by Fall River police

FALL RIVER — Criminal charges pressed against four relatives of New Bedford teen Larry Ruiz-Barreto, who was fatally shot in 2017 by a Fall River police officer, were dismissed last fall.